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Happy Halloween from the Hildens!

squirt update

So, I've given up on the veggie/fruit comparisons. They are getting more obscure and I don't want to make any more special trips to the store ok??

Our nursery project is coming along. Dave put the crib together and we have a book shelf. That's about it. That's all a kid needs right?

apple jacks

Going to the apple orchard is one of my very favorite fall activities. The last few years we have been going to Apple Jacks. So much fun! Here are the highlights.

Charles wanted to pose with us in this one. So cute!

lunch date

On Friday I went downtown to have lunch with Dave. This may not seem remarkable, but it was. The reason is, I have never done it before. WHAT THE WHAT?! That's right. Friday was the first time we have had lunch together downtown. I used to have a full time job that didn't permit me to be away that long for lunch and now that my hours are more flexible, I'm still in the mindset that having lunch is not in the cards for us. But it is! And it was fun!

We got lunch from a food truck called World Street Kitchen.

The dish was called Yum Yum rice bowl, very appropriately named.

The excitement for the day didn't end with the lunch date. When I went to pick up Dave from work, protesters were everywhere! They were just sitting in the middle of Marquette so we had to drive the wrong way on a one way and then drive down Nicollet (where no cars are allowed to drive!!). We felt like we were breaking the rules!

And then I came home and made these. I'm obviously not great at making orange frosting. I need one of those fancy coloring kits. And I apparently need more dish soap.

I love season themed sugar cookies.

Solberg Family Photo Shoot

I was privileged to take the Solberg's Family photos last weekend. When Becky asked me to take their photos, I was a little nervous, I've never done it before! But I think they turned out pretty good! Here's a little sampling so you can see their cute little (but growing) family.

cheese balls

So, I forced Dave to do a cheesy belly shoot with me. It's ok, you can laugh. I wasn't going to do one, but then everyone kept asking me about it and I figured I would want those pictures someday. It turned out, I want those pictures now! I think most of them turned out pretty cute, and not THAT cheesy.

We'll start with a silly one. Dave insisted on doing one with him in the background all blurry to make it look super creepy. Mission accomplished!

And here are some nice ones

Ok, a few more silly ones. We couldn't get through very many without making fun of ourselves.

And this one is my favorite. I think it was all worth it for this picture alone!

Dear Dave,
Thank you for cooperating even though I know you didn't want to. BEST HUSBAND EVER!

squirt update

The weight of a pineapple

Our little squirt is getting big! A little over four pounds now (give or take) and this mama-to-be is starting to feel a little uncomfortable. You know...just with the lack of oxygen and the rib pain and heart burn. But to be honest, it's really not that bad. I love being pregnant for the most part!

Now if only we would kick our butts into gear and get that nursery done. Time is getting short!


This was our last trip to the cabin sans baby, which was really strange to think about. It was a gorgeous weekend! We couldn't have asked for better weather.

The guys, of course, chopped wood like they always do this time of year. Dave said he chopped enough wood to make up for all the Gilmore girls we have been watching. HA!

Dave took these next few pics
He thought this shot of the garage looked super old school.

I'm pretty sure it was peak weekend for the leaves. So beautiful!

Dear Cabin,
Next time we see you, we get to introduce you to a new member of the family. Cant wait!